TSBDC Overview

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Who can profit The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) is part of a network of small business counselors with over 1,000 offices nationwide. As the SBA's go-to technical assistance provider, the TSBDC has provided counseling and training services in Tennessee aimed at helping existing small businesses as well as new business start-ups succeed for 27 years. TSBDC has a full-time dedicated staff assigned to its clients. All services are free of charge.

The SBA has designated the TSBDC as an International Trade Center. Counselors help clients to identify markets for products; selection of foreign partners; procedures for shipping products; export regulations and controls, and international trade payment methods. The only other International Trade Center in Tennessee is located in Nashville.

SBDC RenderingThe TSBDC partners with Chattanooga State Community College, the Greater Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Contact Us

  • 100 Cherokee Blvd. Suite 202
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Phone:  423-756-8668
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • tsbdc.org



The TSBDC offers monthly training sessions in our office on the following business topics:


  • QuickBooks Workshop
  • Social Marketing Strategy
  • An Hour with My Attorney
  • Franchising
  • Getting Ready to Get the Loan
  • Government Contracting
  • Online Seminars
  • Webpage Development
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Small Business Orientation

 Upcoming Seminars


Both distance consulting and one-on-one, personalized and confidential consulting are available for clients. Topics covered include:

Personalized Consulting

  • business orientation
  • business planning
  • sales and marketing plan development
  • loan package development
  • marketing analysis
  • financial planning
  • legal assistance


TSBDC resources include financial analysis and research databases. In addition all client files are maintained permanently in SQL Database.